Japanese Antique Oiran doll sitting in straw carriage, 1920's
Absolutely rare finely modeled
Japanese unique Oiran doll
in silk colored in pink kimono gilded and hand painted with
waves motif and black silk-brocaded obi belt tied in front.
Her hair style adorned with rich patterned wooden comb and
hair pin hand painted with floral motif and with long silver
bira-bira hair-pin. She has traditional style make
up whitening and with small beauty spots on her face.
From the Edo period the Oiran were the best classes among
the women of pleasure and they had the most elaborate and
rich costume and hair style possible.
She sits into ancient traditional Japanese taxi cab - KAGO,
which are made of woven straw with two sides open and with
small-sized windows on each side. In ancient time this portable
cab was carried by two men which hold it on their shoulders.
Inside the palanquin you can see a few silk cushions and
a silk rope holder for comfortable sitting.
Dimensions of the kago: 38 cm /14,9 inches high, 52 cm /20,4
Condition: The doll is in excellent condition according
to age, however it is possible her lips-stick color was
Price: US$ 740.00
* Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx. US$65-70.00